Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri sector in Jammu-Kashmir. The violation comes a day after Pakistan summoned the India’s envoy to Pakistan to complain against ‘unprovoked firing’.
According to reports, houses in Rajouri received extensive damage due to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Saturday, 3 March.
Indian Army was reportedly retaliating effectively to the violation by the Pakistani Rangers.
This is the second violation by Pakistan on the same day. A civilian was injured in Nowshera due to indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars.
On Friday, 2 March, Islamabad summoned the Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh for the second consecutive day over the “unprovoked firing by Indian troops” along the LoC.
The Pakistani Foreign Office claimed that the firing led to the death of a civilian and injured his wife and son.
Islamabad accused India of carrying out more than 415 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary so far in 2018 resulting in the killings of 20 civilians and injuries to 71 others.
Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and as many Indians were injured, including two army men and two civilians, in border hostilities in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 48 hours.
India has said that four Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliation on the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts in 48 hours since Thursday, 1 March.
“The Pakistani Army has been using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars to target defence and civilians facilities. Two of our soldiers and two civilians were injured during this period in Pakistan shelling and firing,” sources reportedly told IANS.
At least half a dozen residential structures have been damaged completely or partially in the shelling.
(With inputs from agencies.)